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Savannah OKs marathon for runners with vaccine or virus test

Oct. 17, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Officials in Georgia have decided the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon can proceed as planned next month as long as runners show they’re vaccinated against the coronavirus or recently tested negative. Savannah Mayor Van Johnson announced that health...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Adairsville 21, Sonoraville 14 Alcovy 43, Grovetown 20 Allatoona 43, Sprayberry 7 Apalachee 42, Johnson-Gainesville 0 Appling County 42, Tattnall County 7 ...

1,000 summoned as possible jurors in Arbery slaying trial

Oct. 12, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Court officials preparing for the trial of three men charged with chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery mailed jury duty notices to 1,000 people, a huge number that illustrates the challenge the judge and attorneys face in finding impartial jurors for a case that sparked a...

Savannah may cancel Rock 'n' Roll marathon over virus risk

Oct. 10, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The mayor of Savannah says city officials are weighing whether to pull the plug on next month’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon because of concerns that the event could cause a spike in coronavirus infections. More than 15,000 runners, most of them...

Savannah tests aluminum cups for to-go cocktails

Oct. 09, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — City officials say bars and restaurants in Savannah are toasting a successful trial run at serving to-go orders of beer and cocktails in aluminum cups. Georgia's oldest city recently ended a two-month pilot aimed at seeing whether businesses can...

Agency report: Georgia highway chases saw a big jump in 2020

Oct. 02, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia agency says the number of highway chases involving state law enforcement officers jumped dramatically in 2020, resulting in hundreds of injuries and a few deaths. According to a report by the state Department of Public Safety, the Georgia...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 02, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= ACE Charter 30, Crawford County 14 Alexander 16, East Paulding 10 Arabia Mountain 20, Miller Grove 6 Archer 52, Meadowcreek 0 Athens Christian 56, Providence Christian 22 ...

Judge: Arbery's mental health records can't be used at trial

Oct. 01, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Ahmaud Arbery’s mental health records can’t be used as trial evidence by the white men who chased and killed the 25-year-old Black man as he was running in their neighborhood, a Georgia judge ruled Friday. The decision by Superior Court Judge...

Remembering a relentless publicist, never too proud to beg

Sep. 30, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some 15 years ago, while working on a story about the New York Post's famous Page Six column, I needed some perspective on the gossip industry. So I sought out Bobby Zarem, who'd by then spent more than 30 years as a tireless, relentless entertainment...

Couple celebrating 50th anniversary died in train derailment

Sep. 28, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Don Varnadoe spent months watching videos about train trips on his office computer in preparation for a special cross-country vacation to celebrate his and Margie Varnadoe's 50th wedding anniversary. He phoned his co-workers in coastal Georgia,...